It is very hard to find great whimsical home décor for Easter. Sometime you just have to break down and make it yourself to get that fun and childish look without spending a fortune. The good think about incorporating a whimsical look in your home décor at Easter is that it is easy to do. Creating realistic images can be time consuming and end up with unprofessional results, so go for this simplified hopping bunny to welcome your guests at the front door.
This simple whimsical Hopping Easter Bunny doormat is easy to make and takes very little time. Let the kids help and they can give this as a great Easter gift to any one who appreciate a fun and colorful look.
To Make This Whimsical Hopping Easter Bunny Door mat You Will Need:
1 Solid colored doormat
1 Sheet of clear Acetate
Ruler or straight edge
Fabric paint in pastel colors
The first step is to cut your piece of acetate to the same size as your doormat. You can buy sheets of acetate at the local art supply store. You can also find it at almost any arts and craft store.
Lay you Easter bunny stencil in place on the doormat. Tape it down with some painters tape.
Now, lay your sheet of solid acetate on top of the doormat. Now, use the black marker to draw outcome hopping lines, dashes. You want to make these in mounded lines starting at the left bottom corner of your doormat and working towards the right.
Leave the dots off where you will be stenciling your Easter bunny that is hopping.
Make the dashes all the same size if you want. For a little visual interest you can make the first and last mounded dotted lines smaller.
Now, Use an exacto knife to cut out the dashed shaped mounds. Cut out them out neatly and well.
By the way, you can have flowers on the bottom of the doormat as well. You can cut your own stencils for these, buy pre made stencils, or even free hand them.
Now, lay your Easter Bunny stencil on the solid colored doormat. Use one solid color to paint him on the doormat. Use a round stencil brush to dab in the color. You may find it take a couple coats to really get a solid color on hopping Easter bunny.
Now, remove the Easter Bunny stencil and let the paint dry.
Place the doted line stencil on the doormat. Stencil them in with the black fabric paint. You want ot tape this down so it does not move while you are painting.
Let this paint dry as well.
If you are adding spring flowers to the bottom of the doormat you can stencil them on once the dotted lines have dried. You could also stencil or hand paint on blades of grass for a cut effect in this simple Easter craft project.
Try for a more whimsical Easter look buy using untraditional colors on this doormat. Or instance, try painting the Easter bunny red, a solid color. Blue, aqua, and lime green would also be great colors for the doted hopping lines. The grass could be bright yellow or even hot pink!